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Flaucht, Flacht, n.1 Also: flaught, flauch. [ME. flaght (a 1300), ? OE. *flaht, fleaht. Cf. Fireflaucht.] A burst of flame; a flash of lightning. Also fig. Scho schot sic flauchtis of fyre baithe ferce and fell; Alex. (Taym.) i.
Thrie thunderboltis, thrie fyrie flaughts; Fowler I. 102/130.
He knawes … what maks the feareful flauches of fire, & lightnings in the skies; Hume ii. 107.
The fearefull thunder crack, And fierie flauchts; Ib. vi. 98.
Vnderstanding the karieing of ingle … oncoverit to be verie dangerous in pwtting the houssis … in fyr with the flachtis that cumis thairfra; 1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 333.

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